When I Grow Up.


I was digging through an old box of memorabilia a couple of weeks ago and came across a book I had made in the second grade at Moundridge Elementary. The story was all about me, written by me, and illustrated (very poorly) by me. The story covered all sorts of odds and ends: my favorite food (at the time it was okra…hmm), my favorite color (green, I wouldn’t allow myself to come to like the color pink), and my favorite class: P. E. and Math (ha! Hahahahaha…*sigh*) You might be wondering what this story has to do with Bethel College. This is the beginning of my final year at Bethel. After graduation I will have to succumb to a full time job. And people keep asking me, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” or “What are you going to do with your degree?”This is where my second grade book comes in. Other than the previous things mentioned, my story also expressed what I wanted to be when I grew up. Several pages are dedicated to it. I wanted to be a brain surgeon, I wanted to be a marine biologist, and I wanted to be a salamander.I will be graduating with a BA in Communication Arts, this rules out being a brain surgeon or a marine biologist, although I am still very interested in science (but as a hobby more than as a career choice). Even though my childhood dreams cannot be fulfilled with a Communication Arts major, I still have a variety of options. I am most interested in broadcasting and journalism. Starting off as a radio show host or a staff writer for a magazine/newspaper would be nice, but I would have to get another job on the side to make ends meet. The broadcasting world is a very competitive market. And beginners usually start off making very little money. And if no one likes you… ouch.The more I think about what path lies in front of me, the more I want to be a salamander.